Finding federal rental assistance changes depending on what area someone is in because every program runs differently and has different names, except for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD is available online for all 50 states to access and obtain information on housing or rental assistance.
If a potential renter or someone needing assistance cannot find a local program through their state government's website, then they can go to the HUD website (portal.hud.gov) and read about rental assistance options. The site has links that renters can use to find local offices to assist them in applying for the HUD assistance programs. There are also links to various rental assistance sites in each state on the HUD website.